TOWER - New York City Metal Brigade joins Cruz Del Sur Music
Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of New York City’s own TOWER! The band’s sophomore full-length will be released in mid 2020.
Formed in 2015, TOWER plays a brand of classic, traditional metal inspired by legends such as JUDAS PRIEST and SCORPIONS, further propelled by the imitable, almost Pat Benatar-esque vocals of Sarabeth Linden. To date, TOWER has one studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled, as well as this year’s “Tomorrow & Yesterday” EP.
Shortly after the release of the video for “Run For My Life”, multiple record companies came calling for TOWER, including Cruz Del Sur. What sealed the deal for TOWER and Cruz Del Sur, though, was the good word put in by some of the label’s existing bands.
“We’re close friends with Nate Honor and Jim Hunter, whose bands SANHEDRIN and TWISTED TOWER DIRE are/were on Cruz Del Sur,” says guitarist James Danzo. “We heard so many good things about Cruz that it was pretty clear from the beginning which route we should take. In the few years we’ve been a band, we’ve learned not to rush into things and to be very deliberate, but we know we made the right choice!”
TOWER will fill up the rest of 2019 with occasional live duty, but the priority remains to get ready for their forthcoming second studio album. Danzo says “lack of material has never been a problem” for TOWER: The band has three songs leftover from the “Tomorrow & Yesterday” session, as well as another cut that has already been aired live.
“Unlike the last two releases which took forever in spaced-out sessions from weekend to weekend, we plan on blocking out 7-10 days of studio time and doing it as a concise and complete project like a band would do in the old days. Onward and upward!”
https://www.facebook.com/TOWERnyc +++ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
(DOLCH) - New Track Stream
Mysterious entity (DOLCH) has revealed another new track from the upcoming new album "Feuer"!
"Halo (Afraid Of The Sun)" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/6mpbrTeXlZk
"Feuer" is the first of a three part album cycle, entitled "Feuer, Nacht & Tod" in its entirety, and will be released on November 15th 2019 on 12" vinyl, digipack CD and in digital formats via Ván Records and Totenmusik. It was produced by Michael Zech and mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed Studios.
The advance single "Psalm 7" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/SZWK6yUydHE
Be prepared for atmospheric and sustained music for the heart, soul and brain!
"Feuer" - Tracklist:
2. Halo (Afraid Of The Sun)
3. A Funeral Song
4. A Love Song
5. Psalm 7
www.van-records.de +++ www.dolch-band.com +++ www.totenmusik.com
ATEIGGÄR - Debut Mini-Album + Track Premiere
Classicist black metal upstarts ATEIGGÄR premiere the new track "En Blinde namens Duracotus" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's striking debut mini-album, "Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt", set for release on November 15th via Eisenwald on 12" vinyl and cassette tape formats.
Give heed and cower before ATEIGGÄR! Gather before this fearsome entity that has, after deliberate and meticulous examination, managed to decode and transcribe into audial form the supernatural formulae containing concealed wisdom on the spheres of might, the nature of time and space. Embark upon a mystical journey through soundscapes detailing visions of Levania, and explorations into the conscience of gods told through the twisted soundscape of total arcane mastery!
1. En Seelefunke
2. Und d Korybante tanzed in Sturm
3. Us d'r Höll chunnt nume Zyt
4. En Blinde namens Duracotus
5. De Dämon us Levania
https://ateiggaer.bandcamp.com / www.eisenton.de
TERMINUS - New Trackstream "Harvest"
Northern Ireland Metallers TERMINUS have unleashed another track of their upcoming new album "A Single Point of Light"!
"Harvest"is available at this location: https://youtu.be/w8lv-dMe3qk
Their sophomore full-length will be released on November 8th, 2019 through Cruz Del Sur Music.
Mixed and mastered by Richard Whittaker (Solstice) and with artwork created by Anaïs Mulgrew, “A Single Point of Light” represents the logical next step in the music development of multi-instrumentalist / songwriter David Gillespie and vocalist James Beattie. Their brand of twisting, sometimes complex, but always effective metal does not lend itself to one particular era or sonic reference point. Instead, TERMINUS songs are often mini-journeys onto themselves, a regular confluence of spiraling riff changes, guitar harmony duels and Beattie’s emotive vocals.
The album's opening track, "To Ash, To Dust“, is streaming here: https://youtu.be/qFYjhEQshw0
1. To Ash, To Dust
3. As Through A Child's Eyes
4. Flesh Falls From Steel
5. Mhira, Tell Me The Nature Of Your Existence
6. Cry Havoc
7. Spinning Webs, Catching Dreams
www.facebook.com/terminusni / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
NIGHTBEARER – Debut Album "Tales Of Sorcery and Death" via Testimony Records – Details and Trackstream available
After the critically acclaimed 2018 EP "Stories From Beyond", German Death Metallers NIGHTBEARER are finally announcing their first full-length album "Tales Of Sorcery and Death"! It will be released on December 13th 2019 via Testimony Records.
Deeply inspired by the 90s Swedish scene with its brutal chainsaw sound, they took the next step and gave the songs more melodies and aggression while retaining all the trademarks of the EP, for example the catchy refrains, giving each song its own character, as well as the lyrics that range in the realm of fantasy and horror, heavily influenced by writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin or Stephen King. Sound and lyrics are brought to life with a stunning artwork by Juanjo Castellano Rosado.
Check out the album’s opening track "Beware The Necromancer" at these locations: Youtube +++ Bandcamp
Testimony Records will be offering multiple formats and variants – pre-orders: https://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com/products
* Orange / Black Swirl Vinyl (100 copies worldwide)
* White / Red / Blue Splatter Vinyl (100 copies worldwide)
* Black Vinyl (100 copies worldwide)
* Limited Hand-Numbered CD Digipak (300 copies worldwide)
1. Beware The Necromancer
2. As Cold As Their Eyes
3. Lycantrophic Death Squad
4. Tales Of Sorcery And Death
5. The Gods May Weep
6. All Men Must Die
7. Daggers In The Night
8. The Watcher Between The World
9. Vile Flame Of Udun
10. The Dead Won't Sleep Forever
www.facebook.com/nightbearer / https://www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords
HORRIFIED - New Mini-Album "Sentinel" via Testimony Records - Details and Trackstream unveiled
UK's progressive Death Metal outfit HORRIFIED are about to darken your autumn with their new release entitled "Sentinel", which is set to be released on December 13th 2019 via Testimony Records.
After HORRIFIED’s well received last output "Allure of the Fallen", the band decided once again to work with Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios on the mix and master (Horrendous, Blood Incantation, Sentient Horror). The congenial artwork was created by the extraordinary artist Adam Burke (Solstafir, Gatecreeper, Tchornobog).
With "Sentinel" HORRIFIED are taking the listener to the mystical part of the Death Metal genre and they are not afraid to even afflect genres like Prog, Black & Doom Metal.
A first track, "The Pessimist", is streaming now at these locations: Youtube +++ Bandcamp
"Sentinel" will be released on multiple formats - pre-orders: https://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com/products
* Yellow / Black Swirl Vinyl (150 copies worldwide)
* Black Vinyl (100 copies worldwide)
* Limited Hand-Numbered CD Digipak (300 copies worldwide)
1. The Pessimist
2. Awaiting Restitution
4. Celestial Tears
5. Forgotten Thrones
6. The Perceiver
www.facebook.com/Horrifieduk / https://www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords
KRATER - New Album "Venenare" - Track Premiere
Today, German black metal mavericks KRATER premiere the new track "Stellar Sparks" at Decibel magazine's website.
The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, "Venenare", set for release on November 15th, 2019 via Eisenwald.
A 50-minute work broken into nine songs but unified as one winding, widescreen composition, "Venenare" shows KRATER at the height of their all-too-considerable powers, a blinding and windswept vortex of sumptuous songcraft and passionate execution. Motifs slice and dice, blast and race with a grace that's simply stunning, as melodic counterplay runs riot with a proud 'n' powerful assertion of classic metal sensibility. Krater's contours here undeniably exude a sleek and urban quality, but with abstracted hints of their pagan past subtly woven in to the soundfield, the result is staunchly second-wave black metal bravely recast for the 21st century. "Venenare" is thus timeless, yet forward-thinking all the same.
With cover artwork courtesy of Misanthropic-Art and mixing & mastering handled by Esoteric's Greg Chandler, KRATER have gone full-force to deliver a great work for the ages with "Venenare". The only hurdle is resisting its spellbinding pull...
2. Prayer for Demise
3. Zwischen den Worten
4. Stellar Sparks
5. When Thousand Hearts
6. Atmet Asche
7. No Place for You
8. Darvaza Breeds
9. Wasted Carbon
www.facebook.com/abstrusekrater / www.eisenton.de
REVEAL - New Album "Scissorgod" - Video Premiere
Sepulchral Voice Records is proud to announce the highly anticipated third full-length of Sweden's REVEAL, "Scissorgod"!
The album will be released on November 29th, 2019 on CD and vinyl LP formats!
A video for the track "Clevermouth" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/4l7BxuxEo6M
REVEAL draw inspiration from a wide range of genres, artists, and styles and thus have they been convicted as the black chameleons in the worldwide heavy metal / rock scene. With "Scissorgod" do REVEAL prove again that they give no fucks for uniforms, blinders, and the opinions of others; they simply collect and inhale the madness of the world and channel it into a pure outburst of DEATH ROCK (think about those two words for a moment).
2. Harder Harder
4. Down Through The Hole
5. Feeble Hearts
7. The Plot Thickens
8. What Pigs Get
9. Coin Toss
www.facebook.com/Revealswe / www.sepulchralvoice.de
Trollzorn Records - New Signing Announcements - OLD CORPSE ROAD & WOLVES DEN
Trollzorn are proud to announce two new bands under their flag: OLD CORPSE ROAD & WOLVES DEN!
OLD CORPSE ROAD are hailing from the North of the United Kingdom. Their music flows from fierce Black Metal through to powerful melodic passages and up to serene yet haunting moments based on the dark legends and folklore of the UK. The upcoming new album, entitled "On Ghastly Shores Lays The Wreckage Of Our Lore", is set for a release in early 2020!
Facebook +++ Bandcamp
WOLVES DEN is a Blackened Death Metal band from Munich, Germany, which was founded in 2013. After some gigs and one demo tape, the first strike was released in 2015, entitled "Deus Vult". Two tours and lot of gigs all across Europe followed, including some festivals as Ragnaroek, Darktroll, Dark Easter Metal Meeting or Heathen Rock. The second full-length was completed during this year: "Miserere" will be unleashed in early 2020!
Facebook +++ Bandcamp
More details will follow soon!
www.trollzorn.de / www.facebook.com/trollzorn
SECRET CHAPTER - Debut Album "Chapter One" via Crime Records - Details & Video Clips
Norway’s SECRET CHAPTER are ready to unleash their debut album entitled "Chapter One"!
With influences ranging from Judas Priest, Accept, TNT and Queensrÿche over to Deep Purple, SECRET CHAPTER are offering ten powerful metal songs that will make you want to grab that mic stand and get in on the action.
"Chapter One" was co-produced, mixed and mastered by the one and only Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at Sonic Train Studios.
It will be released on October 18th, 2019 via Crime Records on digipack CD, LP and in digital versions. The CD version also includes two bonus tracks.
Play it loud and let yourself be baptized in ecstasy!
"Baptized in Ecstasy" - Official Video Clip +++ "Blaze" - Official Lyric Video
1. Baptized in Ecstasy
2. Show Me the Road
3. Human Centipede
4. One Night Aint Enough
5. Heavy Metal Love Affair
6. The Great Escape
7. Sin City
9. Enemy Inside
11. Heavy Metal Love Affair [Radio Edit] ***
12. Everyone's a Star [TNT Cover] ***
*** CD Bonustrack
www.facebook.com/secretchapterband / http://crimerecords.no